It does not, however, have jump scares, nor does it trade heavily on many time-worn horror tropes. Note: There is a mid-credit scene. A truly great location find and score! The planets aligned for a memorable movie, but the script is far behind. The malevolent influence of the cursed family increasingly weighs upon the girl while she resists the temptation to take part in her family's wickedness, drawing her inevitably to the film's plot conclusion, in which she is tricked into joining the cult. This could be due to the bad editing, which has some glaringly obvious continuity errors, and has many scenes that would be better off with two actors in them as solo scenes cut together. There are subtle details littered throughout the film that give it identity and make the world of the film feel full. This free-spirited girl, who seemed so lively upon her arrival, is quickly in over her head thanks to the people she sees day-in and day-out.
Dylan Kellogg , a gravedigger, as the secrecy of her family and its inherent darkness grows and grows around her, clouding even her sleep with disturbing images and deep forests. After learning more from the local gravedigger Jean-Pierre Dylan Kellogg , Lucy is soon haunted by visions of a girl in a white dress, forcing her to uncover the secrets of the château and, in turn, her own identity. And this exact same shot is reused later on. The characters then, because we are in the weeds, have to explain. From the sprawling French landscape with its forests and fields to the interior of the castle, church, and pub, each shot contains much to look at.
It is an intriguing movie that, beautifully shot, does the most with what little it has in the way of funds. We hear rain sounds, but never see anything falling from the sky. When she meets Abel Baddon, she immediately allows him entry into the castle despite him appearing on her doorstep out of the blue. Lucy goes through a transition of instantly unlikable to vulnerable heroine without much notice, and Valentine does well enough in both phases much of the time, but there are a lot of missed spots. Dean Cain — who plays Abel Baddon — is equally impressive, and though his role is much smaller, his presence seems to haunt the film, adding a dark, brooding quality to the narrative as a whole.
Sometimes fairy tales can be very real. Some movies like The Incantation: Santo Attacks the Witches 1968 , Blood Child 2017 , The Stone: No Soul Unturned 2011 , The Ideal 2011 , Dark August 1976. Had the story ended coherently it would have saved the many problems the film has. Of course, she ignores his nuanced concerns. Walko , a charismatic gravedigger named J.
We arrive at the family Maison to the wooden welcome of Mary the Chambermaid Beatrice Orro. However, it leaves you more confused as to what the story was actually trying to say all along. Film: The Incantation Director: Jude S. Walko Cast: Dean Cain, Sam Valentine, Jude S. Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Google+ - Reddit - Bad Movie Night is a show where we watch and review b movies, obscure movies, bad movies, and let you know if they are worth checking out. The locations are captivating and any filmmaker would be envious of access to these grand and picturesque locations.
Sorry to say, but everything he does in The Incantation appears to be phoned in. Walko expended on this piece is evident. That being said, fans of haunted movies and ghosts will probably have a good time. Even the most terrifying ones. Along with him is the maid, Mary, played by Beatrice Orro, who is equally odd. Saddled with a low budget, a fresh-faced cast bar Dean Cain and sparse yet beautiful locations, will the film exceed its meager resources by providing a scary experience? But the script is really what lets the film down, and the convoluted plot and two-dimensional characters pull it back from achieving its full potential. The Incantation, a Blue Falcon Productions release, is available in North America on many platforms, including RedBox on July 31.
Valentine does most of the heavy lifting in the film, and the fact that she soon has the audience on side is a testament to her skill. Dylan Kellogg and an imposing and well-spoken insurance salesman named Abel Baddon Dean Cain. The story is a big muddy mess. The Incantation is the latest film to explore these ideas, utilising traditional fairy tale imagery to examine the themes of secrets, lies and repressed childhood memories. P, Jean-Pierre is talking to a florist and most of the words that the actress delivers, her mouth and the delivery look mismatched.
And by the time the film reaches its conclusion, it becomes hard to muster any The supporting cast is also quite uninspired. Ultimately, The Incantation falls short in leaving a lasting impact. Upon her arrival, strange interactions and events occur around Lucy. The only exception is the work from Sam Valentine in the lead role. Depending on the scene, the acting can be pretty decent or quite iffy.